Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 4.
Insight:“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1Ti 4:12)
Insight one: Is the maturity of a Christian’s life related to age? No! But it has something to do with your speech and conduct. The most obvious one is human’s tongue. Your words will definitely reveal your true nature. No wonder some people say that a person’s speech can accurately assess one’s spiritual temperature; speech is a detector of the inner state of a person’s heart. Paul reminded us that “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Eph 4:29)
Insight two: Which is more achievable – be a believer or be a role model for other believers? Do the believers in your church regard you as a role model of godliness? A role model must be unified in speech and conduct, consistent in mind and deeds, and harmonized between mindset and impression. If we only talk about the Word of life, but speech and conduct are not worthy of the calling we have received, then the salvation of the Lord Jesus means nothing. We should pursue holiness in all things, because our God is holy.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for Your kind reminder, which makes me understand how to live out Your glorious beauty. Please have Your Holy Spirit shine on me, so that wherever I am today, I can live out the quality and likeness that Christians should have. May the thoughts in my heart and every word in my mouth be edified under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord’s name will be glorified greatly. I pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ, Amen!